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Foundations of Christian Leadership (LD111) is presented by a team of six respected Mobile Ed speakers—Justin Irving, Greg Ogden, Bev Hislop, Jeff Struecker, Michael W. Goheen, and Timothy Sisk—who write and teach on leadership, discipleship, pastoral care, chaplaincy, missiology, and church planting. This course introduces Christian leadership, insights on how to grow as a leader and disciple leaders, and leadership across the contexts of chaplaincy, shepherding women, and the mission field.

Author Bios

Michael W. Goheen

Michael W. Goheen

Dr. Michael W. Goheen, professor of missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, served as the Geneva Chair of Worldview Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, and teaching fellow in mission studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He has taught worldview, biblical theology, mission, and world Christianity at Redeemer University College and Dordt College. He began his professional life as a church planter and pastor in the Toronto area. He is also recognized as a leading scholar on the thought of Lesslie Newbigin.

Dr. Goheen has authored several books, including A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2010) and As the Father Has Sent Me, I am Sending You: J.E. Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology (Zoetermeer, 2000). He also coauthored the best-selling Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2004), Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (Baker, 2008), and The True Story of the Whole World: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Drama (Faith Alive, 2009). He has also coedited two volumes on globalization and the gospel, and on the unity of the church.

Dr. Goheen lives in the Vancouver area where he is minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church. He’s been married to his wife, Marnie, for 33 years and has four married children and four grandchildren.

 

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Beverly Hislop

Beverly Hislop

Dr. Bev Hislop teaches courses on pastoral care to women in the Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership—with a Pastoral Care to Women concentration—at Western Seminary in Portland, San Jose, and Sacramento. She also served on the board of Network for Women in Leadership, and has been involved in women’s ministries for over 30 years.

She founded the Women’s Center for Ministry at Western Seminary in Portland in 1996, and established the unique Pastoral Care to Women (PCW) programs and courses offered at Western Seminary.

Previously, Dr. Hislop developed and taught a women’s ministry module at Moody Bible Institute in South Florida, established and directed women’s ministries in five churches (on both west and east coasts of America, and overseas), and hosted a weekly radio program, Western Connection for Women, for women in ministry and ministry wives. She also established a ministry just for pastors’ wives.

Dr. Hislop’s newest book, Shepherding Women in Pain, is a vital resource for pastors, women’s ministry directors, and all who have a heart for helping hurting women. Dr. Hislop is also the author of Shepherding a Woman's Heart, and was a major contributing author to the Women's Ministry Handbook.

Dr. Hislop and her husband, Jim, have two married children and six living grandchildren. 

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Justin Irving

Justin Irving

Dr. Justin Irving is the director of the Doctor of Ministry program and professor of Ministry Leadership at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. Irving has served as a worship leader and a pastor of leadership development and outreach in the local church. He has focused his writing and research on servant leadership, team leadership in the global context, self-sacrificial leadership, and the relationship between servant leadership and the effectiveness of teams in diverse ethno-linguistic communities.

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Greg Ogden

Greg Ogden

Dr. Greg Ogden is a writer, speaker, and discipleship teacher living in Monterey, California. He was formerly executive pastor at Christ Church of Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Illinois. He also served as the academic director of the doctor of ministry program and associate professor of lay equipping and discipleship at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. For 23 years, he served as a pastor with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

While senior pastor of Saratoga Federated Church in Saratoga, California, he developed a discipleship program used by over 15,000 people, and resulted in his book, Discipleship Essentials. Subsequent volumes in the Essentials Series include Leadership Essentials (with Dan Meyer) and The Essential Commandment. Dr. Ogden has also authored the books, Unfinished Business (Zondervan) and Transforming Discipleship (InterVarsity Press).

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Timothy Sisk

Timothy Sisk

Dr. Timothy Sisk, professor and chair of world missions and evangelism at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, has been in vocational ministry for nearly 30 years. He specializes in church planting, history of missions, and global theology.

Dr. Sisk and his wife, Donna, served as missionaries for 14 years in Japan and Bolivia. He also coauthored The Third Wave Movement and Missions Today and coedited Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-First Century.

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Jeff Struecker

Jeff Struecker

Jeff Struecker enlisted in the US Army at age 18 and served for more than 22 years before retiring as a chaplain with the rank of Major.

Jeff spent most of his Army career serving in special operations units and was deployed to combat in Panama, Kuwait, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He holds many awards and decorations for his military service, including the Bronze Star Medal with the “V” device for valor. His service in the Battle of Mogadishu was depicted in the popular film Black Hawk Down.

While on active duty, Jeff earned an undergraduate degree at Troy University in Alabama. After earning his MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000, he was commissioned as a US Army chaplain in 2001. Jeff completed more than 10 years as a chaplain before retiring from the Army in 2011. He is currently completing his PhD work at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina.

With experience as a youth pastor and associate pastor, Jeff now serves as the lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. He is also a competitive long-distance runner and author or coauthor of several books of fiction and nonfiction, and he and his former high school sweetheart—now his wife—Dawn are the proud parents of Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, Abigail, and Lydia.

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